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Harvard man found guilty of predatory sexual assault of 9-year-old girl

WOODSTOCK – A 37-year-old Harvard man faces 15 to 67 years in prison after he was found guilty on Wednesday of predatory sexual assault and ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:07 am

Trial for Harvard man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl begins with recorded call

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys prosecuting sex crime allegations against a Harvard man involving a 9-year-old girl played for a judge Tuesday a recor ...
Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:29 pm

Judge revokes bond for Harvard man facing charges in alleged drug ring out of bar

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sent a Harvard man with an extensive criminal history back to jail after police said he violated the term ...
Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:25 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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McHenry County Health Dept. to offer free prostate cancer screenings

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Department of Health will offer prostate cancer screenings at no cost in February.The prostate specific antigen b ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Harvard School District 50, union agree to two-year contract

HARVARD – School District 50 and its education association have agreed to a new two-year contract.The deal was approved by the school board ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 10:06 pm

McHenry County schools using Chromebooks, iPads, other devices to cross digital divide

WOODSTOCK – In the 21st century classroom, a keyboard can be just as vital as a chalkboard. But while the students in most need are often ab ...
Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:41 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Holiday Hills shooting police responders are 2014 Officers of the Year

Three Island Lake police officers and a McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputy were honored last week by the McHenry County Chiefs of Police ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:10 am

MCC sets up free tax help clinics in Crystal Lake, Harvard, Woodstock

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is setting up free tax assistance clinics in Crystal Lake, Harvard and Woodstock. The clinics will pre ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:17 am

Drivers should exercise caution, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

With multiple ongoing crashes and reports of cars in ditches, drivers should be extremely cautious while driving Friday, the McHenry County ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:37 pm

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Visitation scheduled for Harvard woman who battled cystic fibrosis

HARVARD – On Sunday, Harvard High School's south gym is expected to be filled with people wearing purple to honor a woman who went through a ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Harvard State Bank names new leader

HARVARD – The Harvard State Bank announced Wednesday that Phillip Lehmann was appointed president and CEO of the bank, the eighth such leade ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:38 am

Woodstock home left uninhabitable after garage fire that was deemed accidental, firefighters say

WOODSTOCK – A garage fire Sunday left a Woodstock home uninhabitable and with about $150,000 worth of damages, firefighters said. The Woodst ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

No injuries after Harvard structure fire

HARVARD – There were no injuries and minimal to moderate damage Tuesday after a structure fire in Harvard, firefighters said. The Harvard Fi ...
Dec. 30, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Recycling drop-off points for Christmas trees set up in McHenry County

WOODSTOCK – When the halls get undecked this year, the retired Christmas tree can be recycled at three drop-off locations set up by the McHe ...
Dec. 28, 2014 - 11:11 pm

CASA of McHenry County volunteer sees tough situations, tries to smooth process

HARVARD – The children Nancy Wright helps are often in terrible situations.The 85-year-old resident of unincorporated Harvard has volunteere ...
Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Changing Faces: McHenry County schools adapt to English-language learners

Demographic shifts over the last 14 years provide clues to what McHenry County is going to look like in the future. We should expect to be o ...
Dec. 26, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Deadline to file objections in competitive MCC trustee race approaches

CRYSTAL LAKE – Next week marks the deadline for filing objections to a candidate's nominating petitions. The ballot order for the candidates ...
Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Harvard School District 50 adopts annual levy

HARVARD – District 50 residents can expect an increase in their annual tax bills.The District 50 school board this week approved its annual ...
Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Harvard approves annual tax levy

HARVARD – In a 5-2 vote, the City Council this week approved a balloon levy request, knowing it wouldn't receive the full amount it is askin ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:08 am

Candlelight hikes planned in Crystal Lake, other towns

CRYSTAL LAKE – Candlelight hikes will wind through the Silver Creek Conservation Area this December.Hikers can drop by anytime between 5 and ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm

McHenry County College expands course offerings in Harvard

HARVARD – In an effort to help students and residents save time and on transportation costs, a growing number of McHenry County College clas ...
Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Woodstock City Council postpones vote on enterprise zone

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council recently postponed a vote on a proposal with nearby Harvard to spur regional economic development out ...
Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:32 am

ComEd: Motorola campus owners owe $545K in electric bills at Harvard building

HARVARD – The owners of the vacant Motorola corporate campus owe more than $545,000 in electricity bills, according to a lawsuit filed by Co ...
Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Without heat, former Motorola campus in Harvard faces tough winter

HARVARD – Winter could be rough on the former Motorola campus in Harvard.After years of heating, maintaining and paying the property taxes o ...
Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:42 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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Harvard woman recovering from triple organ transplant

HARVARD – Two months ago, Andi Swenson’s lungs had deteriorated to the point that they looked like there were beaten by a stick, her father ...
Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:58 pm

After long wait, community radio stations changing McHenry County media

A rare opportunity with the federal government has slowly diversified the media landscape in McHenry County during the past year with homegr ...
Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:01 am

On the Record With: Woodstock man selling Thanksgiving turkeys for Salvation Army

For the past several years, Tom Dougherty has spent the days leading up to Thanksgiving cooking turkey – a lot of turkey.Dougherty, owner of ...
Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:36 pm

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